Spice up your life at Chester’s first chilli festival

Popular chilli festival visits Chester city-centre as part of national tour

 Food lovers with a taste for flavour are in for a treat this summer as Chester city-centre plays host to its first chilli festival.

The Chester Chilli Fest has already generated huge levels of interest and will be held on Saturday 12th August on the town hall square and is part of a series of festivals held across the country by non-profit organisation, Chilli Fest UK.

With over 20 of the country’s top chilli producers heading to the city to showcase their products, visitors will be able to sample chilli-based sauces, jam, pastes, pickles, cheese, dips and even chilli chocolate and will also get the chance to buy merchandise including grow-your-own chilli plants and seeds.

On top of this, the festival will welcome live music, alongside a Clash of the Titans-style chilli eating contest; which is open to ten adults to participate in. The winner will take home the title of ‘Chilli Titan Champion’.

Nick White, City Centre Manager said: “We’re really looking forward to welcoming Chilli Fest to Chester. It’s a great opportunity to head into the city-centre and experience a real celebration of food and drink. It should provide a great day out for all the family.

“It’s the first festival of its kind in Chester and will include live music, competitions and a range of stalls. The atmosphere is set to be sizzling with taste buds truly tingled!”

Alexander Mustang, founder of ChilliFestUK said: “We’re really looking forward to bringing the Chilli Fest to Chester.

“It’s a great event which supports independent producers who work extremely hard and come from all over the country. The products on offer are completely unique, you cannot buy them from the supermarket.

“We truly believe there will be something for everyone; from the enthusiast to the curious. We hope visitors will enjoy a varied day out and get to experience the spicier side of life.”

For more information about Chilli Fest UK, visit: http://www.chillifest.net/.

The Chilli-eating competition is strictly open to over 18’s only. Contestants must have no serious medical condition or illness, bring along identification and sign a waiver to participate.